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Classic Outdoor Games Cub Scout Theme

Some games never go out of style. Add some fun and physical activity to your den or pack program with these classic outdoor games. Your Cub Scouts will have fun and your parents will appreciate the opportunity to release some energy.

Here are some traditional games. You can purchase these, but some of them are easy enough to make yourself also.

But not all games require special equipment. See some of the examples in the list below.

What are your favorite backyard games? Add them to the comments below.

And check out my other Cub Scout themes.

More resources and ideas for a classic outdoor games Cub Scout theme

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